THANKSGIVING always takes me back home …And it makes me realize how much we sometimes take it for granted. Just around the bend from my rural hometown is Lincoln’s old home of New Salem… but I haven’t been here since the first grade.We wanted Charlie to see where and how our greatest president lived as a young man. Visiting on a fall day with the whole family- we had the whole village nearly to ourselves. :/Hanging out at Abe’s first retail business – A general store next to his cabin (it would fail as a business after just a year – a great reminder and lesson for our kids to never give up. And to be proud of your roots) My roots are firmly planted in the corn fields of rural Illinois